Palo Alto Focuses On New Moves After Successful Event
Mumbai: Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company recently concluded its first Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai. The company’s president Mark Anderson and India MD Anil Bhasin inaugurated the event.
The digital wave has taken the world by storm and India is not far behind. With various initiatives like Digital India and the recent demonetisation drive, the landscape is fast changing. Unfortunately, mounting a cyberattack has become cheaper and easier than ever before, and the data ever more valuable. Innovations in technology have improved our way of life and methods of doing business, but at the same time, have brought in a new challenge: more entry-points for cybercriminals.
Having a prevention mind-set at the executive level is the first step in changing the economics of the cybersecurity problem. In conjunction with Indian thought leaders from the public and private sectors, Palo Alto Networks has showcased how organisations in India can shape their cybersecurity prevention strategy. A range of valuable topics were covered through a series of keynote speeches, business, industry and technical presentations, as well as panel sessions, and will include key themes such as Breach Prevention: From the Network to the Cloud and how prevention is the future.
“The speakers were all highly respected professionals, and the panel discussion was dynamic. Overall this cyber forum was an eye opener. I wish you and your team further achievements, and hope for continued cooperation,” said, Ashutosh Deuskar, Director, VDA Info solutions. “The participation of customers and partners in the event was immense and I look forward to participate with Palo Alto Networks in further events as well,” said Jeet Gagwani, Business Development, SecureView.
In addition, cybersecurity experts including thought leaders from BFSI, ITES, academia and government have covered key issues faced by India and around the region. They also spoke at length on how prevention is possible.
The Cybersecurity Summit has been successful in Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, wherein over 5000 senior IT professionals have participated. It offers a platform where stalwarts from around the world are able to speak about one of the most relevant topics of the modern age: Cybersecurity. The Indian summit witnessed packed house with close to 1000 IT and security professionals.
Palo Alto’s business plans for India:
Events and enablement sessions are planned with partners in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka and Colombo, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata in next four months. Apart from this, the vendor also has an engagement mechanism with partners wherein the company get them to call their customers in a room for a CXO roundtable to discuss prevention based security architecture. Palo Alto also has UTD (Ultimate Test Drive) program, which is either physical or through webinar, where the company provide customers to test out its virtual machines.
The top three roadmaps of the company include:
• Expanding footprint in India by enabling the channel partners and enhancing partner capability on their Next-Generation Security Platform, and at the same time enabling them to provide world class support.
• With the capacity and capability in place, the partners can wrap around their services value proposition and provide a prevention architecture and approach to their customers. From predictive Security Lifecycle Reports (SLRs) to utilizing our Unit 42 threat intelligence research findings, partners are able to give heads up to customers on their security loopholes and how they can prevent successful attacks.
• The company has already initiated a series of engagement and enablement sessions through the distribution partners to help groom their tier two and three partners to in-turn educate their customers. The company is also putting in place process and technology to ensure their partners in these cities get adequate support from our distributors as well as Palo Alto Networks’ internal teams.